When it comes to Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Automatic Transmission Fluid parts, you can find them for 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999 models by clicking the appropriate year below. Please refer to page 6-25 of your user manual for specifics about this. If you do not have a leak and are not losing transmission fluid the time to check the fluid level adds less than five minutes to your oil change. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Automatic Transmission Fluid product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence. Darkness or opaqueness in the transmission fluid does not necessarily mean that the fluid must be changed. Once you have loosened all the pan bolts let it set for a while until the fluid stops flowing. I'm not sure where that leaves me.
Double check to make sure the car is level. Could cause major transmission failure. This same procedure applies to all Chevy Malibus from about 1997 until 2004 if I'm not mistaken. This is very helpful if you are trying to get it into gear in an emergency or trying to fix it now. Any brands that you recommend? Just remember to have the engine running and the tranny in park when you check it.
Although the car is not level, if you have fluid at normal operation temperature, the expansion of the fluid will compensate for the overfill due to the rear of the car being lower than the front. You've tried the rest, now try the best. Fluid should leak out slowly. Nothing is wrong with fluid or transmission but im not sure what has been done to it in the past. Fill up your reservoir, and you should be good to go.
The drain plug is located on the passengers side of the transmission, just behind where the axle connects to the transmission. It is a real bastard trying to get the cap back on when the manifold is screaming hot. You should take it to get it checked! The rear washer pump motor is located higher on the reservoir than the front washer pump motor. All things considered, the average person will probably take the car to a mechanic to do this. Driving the car up on ramps alters the level a bit as does the trans fluid at 200 degrees instead of the recommended 100 degrees.
After removing the motor oil and filter, spray some engine degreaser on the side of the motor and transmission to remove dirt and to make finding future leaks and pinpoint their location. Pull the dipstick back out and check the fluid level. Just from looking at other posts it seems that a filter change is the way to go over a flush. The transmission dipstick has two ranges - one for cold transmission fluid levels, the other for hot transmission fluid levels. Now you can remove the rest of the bolts being carful as not to tip the pan to far or your going to get fluid all over.
The pan still has about two quarts or so left in it. The oil is not cheap but compared to the repairs due to lack of lubrication the price is cheap. The cap is on the centerline of the transmission and almost below the exhaust crossover pipe. A better indication that transmission fluid should be changed is if the fluid gives off a burning odor when checked, which may be evidence of the presence of environmental irritants. Because i'm avoid a whole transmission flush so it would have to mix if i used Dexron V I.
There is no dipstick on the Malibu transmission. Great cars and trucks like your Silverado 1500 need great parts. To correctly check fluid level, you must locate the filler cap and the drain plug on the transmission. Categories , , Post navigation. Once that's done let one of the corners of the … pan down lower to get most of the fluid out of the transmission pan. This is why your front washer fluid still works when your rear doesn't.
The dipstick has markings to show you where the low and full points are on the stick. The fluid level should be at the bottom of the check hole. The check bolt must be removed and the level checked in this manner. If you have very dirty fluid, burnt odors or a silvery look to the fluid then do not change, you will get the broken down clutch material out of the system which can cause problems. The vehicle has to be on a hoist and level in order to check fluid level from underneath the vehicle. Observe the fluid as it drips into the pan, indicating correct fluid level.
Does the transmission take 5 quarts? Transmission fluid additives begin to break down under temperatures in excess of 220 degrees Fahrenheit; temperatures in excess of 400 degrees Fahrenheit can cause most transmission fluids to break down completely in 20 minutes. The consistency of the Automatic Transmission Fluid is much the same as to that of brake fluid on your Chevrolet Silverado 1500, but never should one be used in place of the other. It's a pipe thread plug and looks like a pointless bolt. Very simple fix, pushed t … he hose back into place. All years of Chevy Cavalier are compatible with a transmission fluid called Dexron. This is a more common problem in the winter months.
Bought it used so i don't know what kind would be in it now and im not doing a flush so i would only be changing about 5 quarts. The filler cap is a red cap located on the drivers side of the transmission between the air filter box and exhaust crossover pipe, almos … t under the crossover pipe. Going into Gear These transmission have been known to have trouble going into gear. This transmission has two plugs on the transmission itself, underneath the vehicle. The exhaust crossover pipe is several hundred degrees even at idle.